Recently, the NBA’s nightmare Dad, LaVar Ball, got into a “feud” with President Trump, occurring as the president called out the Ball family for being ungrateful when he saved their son from a decade in Chinese prison for stealing.
The elder Ball, who is clearly unstable at best, reveled in the media attention he received, and as his audience grew, his antics became more outrageous.
However, when his 15 seconds of fame were over LaVar Ball wasn’t ready to fade back into obscurity, so he began trying desperately to get the media’s attention, even going so far as to mail his own brand of basketball shoes to the White House.
Now, LaVar Ball has apparently signed his two sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, to play basketball with a Lithuanian team, after LiAngelo was indefinitely suspended from the UCLA, following his arrest in China.
From Los Angeles Times
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed contracts to play with Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienai for the rest of the season, according to Harrison Gaines, the agent for those two players and Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball.
The two brothers will travel to Lithuania in the first week of January and have some family with them. LiAngelo, 19, began the season at UCLA, but withdrew from school last week amid an indefinite suspension. The school suspended LiAngelo and two teammates who were questioned by police for shoplifting while in China. The three players were required to stay in their hotel in Hangzhou until the local government decided not to press charges against them.
Last week the brothers hired Gaines. LaMelo, 16, had also been committed to UCLA, but his hiring an agent ensured he would never play college basketball.
The two brothers are in New York at the moment. Lonzo and the Lakers will play the Knicks on Tuesday. All three and their father, LaVar, participated in a pop-up shop in Manhattan on Sunday, a day the Lakers had off. Thousands of people lined up to buy merchandise and get autographs and photographs with the family.